RA 3: Polis and Chora
This research activity was in the first contract formulated as Northwestern Crimea - the territory of a Greek city-state. It was based on a preexisting collaborative project between Lise Hannestad and the Academy of Sciences, Skt Petersburg (A.N. Ščeglov and V.F. Stolba), and it aimed at publishing Panskoe I, an important, short-lived site and its necropolis in the distant chora of Chersonesos, which had been investigated by a Skt Petersburg team between 1969 and 1994 (RA 3A). In 2003 the project The Lower City of Olbia in the 5th century BC - 4th century AD (the sector NGS) in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences in Kiev was added to the Centre’s research portofolio (RA 3B). This addition provides the unique opportunity to compare the two main poleis of the northwestern Black Sea region, Chersonesos and Olbia from the perspective of city and chora and based on the original data sets. This research activity has accordingly changed name to Polis and chora, and the main elements in the research are organisation, communication, local interaction between the cities and their hinterland and “inter-state” interaction.
RA 3A: Panskoe I (Vladimir Stolba et al.)
RA 3B: The Lower City of Olbia (the sector NGS) (Pia Guldager Bilde et al.)
RA 3C: The sanctuary of Targa at Djangul’ (Pia Guldager Bilde, Vladimir Stolba)RA 3D: Džarylgač Survey Project (Pia Guldager Bilde, Kristina Winther-Jakobsen, Søren Handberg, Tatiana Smekalova, and Vladimir Stolba) RA 3E: The necropolis of Olbia (Jane Hjarl Petersen) RA 3F: Grey Ware pottery in the Black Sea Region (Søren Handberg) RA 3G: Olbia Map Project (Alexander Karjaka, Pia Guldager Bilde)